Beartown : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Neil Smith.
- 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
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|Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza||F BACKMAN fredrik beartown bk.1 (Text)||840191002518791||Auburn Plaza - Adult Fiction||Checked out||08/31/2018|
|Ladoga Clark Twp PL - Ladoga||FIC BAC PB (Text)||34545000321772||Adult||Available||-|
|Mooresville PL - Mooresville||FIC BAC (Text)||37323005337459||FICTION||On holds shelf||-|
|Warren PL - Warren||FIC BAC (Text)||33450000595932||Adult||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781501160776
- ISBN: 150116077X
- Physical Description: 418 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First Washington Square Press/Atria paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press/Atria, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2016
Includes a Readers Club Guide.
"Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear." -- Provided by publisher.
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